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What's the Essence of a Meaningful Education?

Educational authorities are committed to the assessment of student progress and educational initiatives. Sometimes however, a little observation and instinct wi

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The 20 biggest questions in science that still remain in 2013

The 20 biggest questions in science that still remain in 2013 | Education | Scoop.it

From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are lots of things we still don't know – but we might do soon:

 

1 What is the universe made of?

2 How and where did life begin?

3 Are we alone in the universe?

4 What makes us human?

5 What defines consciousness?

6 Why do we dream?

7 Why is there stuff?

8 Are there other universes?

9 Where do we put all the carbon?

10 How do we get more energy from the sun?

11 What's so weird about prime numbers?

12 How do we beat bacteria?

13 Can computers keep getting faster?

14 Will we ever cure cancer?

15 How will robots advance?

16 What's at the bottom of the ocean?

17 What's at the bottom of a black hole?

18 Can we live forever?

19 How do we solve the population problem?

20 What is time?

 


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Adrian Rojas's comment, September 18, 2013 9:32 PM
What is the universe made of?
2 How and where did life begin?
3 Are we alone in the universe?
4 What makes us human?
5 What defines consciousness?
6 Why do we dream?
7 Why is there stuff?
8 Are there other universes?
9 Where do we put all the carbon?
10 How do we get more energy from the sun?
11 What's so weird about prime numbers?
12 How do we beat bacteria?
13 Can computers keep getting faster?
14 Will we ever cure cancer?
15 How will robots advance?
16 What's at the bottom of the ocean?
17 What's at the bottom of a black hole?
18 Can we live forever?
19 How do we solve the population problem?
20 What is time?
All these questions can be so easily answered because you should be able to answer all of these without hesitating. Like number 1 "what is the universe made of" umm hello seriously it's made of planets,stars, and gravity. I can understand number 2 because this question can be answered on what you believe in like Jesus made us, or we originate from monkeys. But number 8 is another one of those dumb questions "are there other universes" of course there is there's hundreds if billions of universes is just a galaxy.

I like this article because its interesting to know the questions other people have. And it gives a lot of explanations of why people don't know these answers to the questions. I also like the way it doesn't change subject at all like the other article I read and this one is non-fiction. But there I something I don't understand the first paragraph on this article says "questions we don't know the answers to but soon will, but I know most of these answers. So does that mean I'm like smarter or better than most people when it comes to science?
Gerome Tadeja's comment, October 5, 2013 11:51 AM
I thought that this article was interesting because I got to see some of the questions other people had.
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25 Ways to Cultivate Intrinsic Motivation - InformED

25 Ways to Cultivate Intrinsic Motivation - InformED | Education | Scoop.it

"In the context of learning, intrinsic motivation is motivation that stems not from external factors like grades and status, but rather from genuine interest and ambition. Like altruism, it assumes no reward. But – like altruism – it is difficult to corroborate. Even if Sally, your best student, completes the Extra Credit assignment out of pure enjoyment, it doesn’t mean she isn’t expecting external rewards like approval and attention.

 

Some psychologists go so far as to claim that intrinsic motivation doesn’t exist. Professor Steven Reiss at Ohio State University believes that human motivations can’t be forced into one category or the other and labeled as good or bad.

 

“We are taking many diverse human needs and motivations, putting them into just two categories, and then saying one type of motivation is better than another,” he says. “But there is no real evidence that intrinsic motivation even exists.”

 

The argument is that people should do something because they enjoy it, and that rewards only sabotage natural desire.

Reiss disagrees.

 

“There is no reason that money can’t be an effective motivator, or that grades can’t motivate students in school,” he says. “It’s all a matter of individual differences. Different people are motivated in different ways.”

 


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:54 PM

Does intrinsic motivation exist? This post explores this idea, clearly landing in the field of intrinsic motivation. After exploring the concept and discussing how education has changed there is a list of 25 ways we may help students cultivate this trait. A few are listed below but many more are in the post, as is a TEDtalk by Dan Pink.

* Rethink reward

* Make mastery cool

* Make students feel like education is a choice, not a requirement

* Make every student feel confident

Each of the items has additional information in the post. As you work in your classroom this year you may find yourself using some of the ideas listed in this post with your students.

Drora Arussy's comment, September 8, 2013 4:57 PM
Student ownership and buy-in has always been key, thank you for sharing.
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Framework for 21st Century Learning - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Framework for 21st Century Learning - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills | Education | Scoop.it
The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, July 27, 2013 4:15 PM

Do visit this website for all the details of this framework and loads more links to unpack each element of the framework.

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Long tail for learning

Talk from Petnica International Summer Science Camp 2013 In the Internet age, you can sell/buy much more than bestsellers. Why don't take the same opportunity f

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Science in 6 seconds: The best of Vine

Science in 6 seconds: The best of Vine | Education | Scoop.it
GE hosted a contest to make super-short science videos for Vine and the results feature some really clever, nifty little clips.
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EDC4000 Tutorial: Demonstrating ICT pedagogy | Digital Learning Futures

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Digital Learning Futures is interested in further work which provides opportunities to assist outstation families, remote communities and schools and Government groups achieve their goals.

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A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - TeachThought

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A diagram of 21st century pedagogy for the purpose of 21st century learning.

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Alastair Drayton's curator insight, June 13, 2013 6:40 PM

The influences on us as a 21st century teacher. 

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